Minute Meditations

A Church of the Streets

I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting, and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from clinging to its own security.

My hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving. 

— Pope Francis, as quoted in the book Pope Francis and Our Call to Joy
by Diane M. Houdek

Pope Francis books and audiobooks from Franciscan Media

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